Patents by Inventor Richard N. Jurmain

Richard N. Jurmain has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8414346
    Abstract: An infant simulator capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant and recording the quality ot care and responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator when care is required. The infant simulator is capable of sensing the unacceptable environmental conditions of exposure to direct sunlight and exposure to temperature extremes and to which the infant simulator is subjected. The infant simulator is also programmed with the ancillary features of multiple behavior modes based upon the historic level of care experienced by the infant, and/or the health of the infant, and perceptibly different demand and distress signals for each type of environmental event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Realityworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, Charles F. Johnson, Adrian Pelkus
  • Patent number: 8272875
    Abstract: An addiction simulator for use in an educational program, operable for (i) periodically requesting simulated addictive behavior, (ii) receiving a satisfaction signal from an assigned individual in response to a generated request, representing consumption of an amount of addictant in limited supply, and (iii) refusing acceptance of a satisfaction signal when the supply of addictant has been exhausted. The duration of the interval between requests can based upon a physiological characteristic of the assigned individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Realityworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard N. Jurmain
  • Publication number: 20040077272
    Abstract: An infant simulator capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant and recording the quality of care and responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator when care is required. The infant simulator is capable of (i) sensing the unacceptable environmental conditions of abusive impact, abusive compression, improper positioning, exposure to loud noises, overstimulation, exposure to smoke, exposure to direct sunlight and exposure to temperature extremes and to which the infant simulator is subjected, and (ii) periodically demanding that the student change the diaper, feed and burp the infant, rest the infant and rock the infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, Charles F. Johnson, Adrian Pelkus
  • Patent number: 6604980
    Abstract: An infant simulator (5) is capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant, recording the quality of care, responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator (5), and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator (5) when care is required. The infant simulator (5) is capable of sensing the unacceptable environmental conditions of abusive impact, abusive compression, improper positioning, exposure to loud noises, over-stimulation, exposure to smoke, exposure to direct sunlight, exposure to temperature extremes to which the infant simulator (5) is subjected, and periodically demanding that the student change the diaper, feed, burp the infant, rest the infant, and rock the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Realityworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, Larry P. Blackledge, Douglas B. Jones, Sheila Rae Oium
  • Patent number: 6537074
    Abstract: An infant simulator capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant and recording the quality of care and responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator when care is required. The infant simulator is capable of (i) sensing the environmental conditions of position, temperature and compression to which the infant simulator is subjected, and (ii) periodically demanding that the care-provider change the diaper, rock the infant, feeding the infant, or burp the infant simulator. The infant simulator is also programmed with the ancillary features of providing positive feedback when the proper interaction is provided in a timely fashion, an escalating demand signal when the proper interaction is not provided in a timely fashion, an identification system requiring the assigned care-provider to be present in order to satisfy a demand event, an unsatisfiable fussy period, and multiple behavior modes (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: BTIO Educational Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, Sheila R. Oium
  • Patent number: 6454571
    Abstract: An infant simulator capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant and recording the quality of care and responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator when care is required. The infant simulator is capable of (i) sensing the environmental conditions of position, temperature and compression to which the infant simulator is subjected, and (ii) periodically demanding that the care-provider change the diaper, rock the infant, feeding the infant, or burp the infant simulator. The infant simulator is also programmed with the ancillary features of providing positive feedback when the proper interaction is provided in a timely fashion, an escalating demand signal when the proper interaction is not provided in a timely fashion, an identification system requiring the assigned care-provider to be present in order to satisfy a demand event, an unsatisfiable fussy period, and multiple behavior modes (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: BTIO Educational Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, S. R. Oium
  • Patent number: 6428321
    Abstract: An infant simulator capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant and recording the quality of care and responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator when care is required. The infant simulator is capable of (i) sensing the environmental conditions of position, temperature and compression to which the infant simulator is subjected, and (ii) periodically demanding that the care-provider change the diaper, rock the infant, feeding the infant, or burp the infant simulator. The infant simulator is also programmed with the ancillary features of providing positive feedback when the proper interaction is provided in a timely fashion, an escalating demand signal when the proper interaction is not provided in a timely fashion, an identification system requiring the assigned care-provider to be present in order to satisfy a demand event, an unsatisfiable fussy period, and multiple behavior modes (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: BTIO Educational Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, Larry P. Blackledge, Sheila R. Oium, Adrian Pelkus, Mary E. Rybarczyk
  • Patent number: 6398166
    Abstract: A method for controlling the acceleration of a vehicle (10) reentering the sensible atmosphere, comprising executing a lofting translational rocket burn at an altitude of greater than about 40 km whereby the vehicle (10) reenters the sensible atmosphere at a maximum accelerative force of less than 4 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Vela Technology Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Ballard, Maxwell W. Hunter, II, Richard N. Jurmain, Charles P. Kelley
  • Publication number: 20020028427
    Abstract: An infant simulator capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant and recording the quality of care and responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator when care is required. The infant simulator is capable of (i) sensing the environmental conditions of position, temperature and compression to which the infant simulator is subjected, and (ii) periodically demanding that the care-provider change the diaper, rock the infant, feeding the infant, or burp the infant simulator. The infant simulator is also programmed with the ancillary features of providing positive feedback when the proper interaction is provided in a timely fashion, an escalating demand signal when the proper interaction is not provided in a timely fashion, an identification system requiring the assigned care-provider to be present in order to satisfy a demand event, an unsatisfiable fussy period, and multiple behavior modes (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, S.R. Oium
  • Publication number: 20020028428
    Abstract: An infant simulator capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant and recording the quality of care and responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator when care is required. The infant simulator is capable of (i) sensing the environmental conditions of position, temperature and compression to which the infant simulator is subjected, and (ii) periodically demanding that the care-provider change the diaper, rock the infant, feeding the infant, or burp the infant simulator. The infant simulator is also programmed with the ancillary features of providing positive feedback when the proper interaction is provided in a timely fashion, an escalating demand signal when the proper interaction is not provided in a timely fashion, an identification system requiring the assigned care-provider to be present in order to satisfy a demand event, an unsatisfiable fussy period, and multiple behavior modes (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, S.R. Oium
  • Patent number: 5443388
    Abstract: An infant care simulation system for use in teaching individuals the realities, responsibilities and constraints inherent in caring for young babies. The system also demonstrates the special problems of drug-dependent babies. Basically the system includes a doll having the shape and weight of a young baby and accessories of the sort used with such a baby. The doll and accessories are assigned to an individual for an extended period such as several days. A sound system and electronic circuitry are included within the doll to generate sounds simulating a baby crying at selected intervals for selected time periods. A spring loaded key or other manual switch is provided so that the individual can turn off the crying sound by holding the key in an off position. Preferably the key is secured to the assigned individual in a way preventing it being given to another person. Indicators showing rough handling, improper positioning of the doll, periods before a response is made to a crying signal, etc. are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain
  • Patent number: RE39791
    Abstract: An infant simulator capable of emulating the care requirements of an infant and recording the quality of care and responsiveness of a person caring for the infant simulator and/or signaling the person caring for the infant simulator when care is required. The infant simulator is capable of (i) sensing the environmental conditions of position, temperature and comparison to which the infant simulator is subjected, and (ii) periodically demanding that the care-provider change the diaper, rock the infant, feeding the infant, or burp the infant simulator. The infant simulator is also programmed with the ancillary features of providing positive feedback when the proper interaction is provided in a timely fashion, an escalating demand signal when the proper interaction is not provided in a timely fashion, an identification system requiring the assigned care-provider to be present in order to satisfy a demand event, an unsatisfiable fussy period, and multiple behavior modes (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Realityworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain, Larry P. Blackledge, Sheila Oium, Adrian Pelkus, Mary Gensen
  • Patent number: RE36776
    Abstract: An infant care simulation system for use in teaching individuals the realities, responsibilities and constraints inherent in caring for young babies. The system also demonstrates the special problems of drug-dependent babies. Basically the system includes a doll having the shape and weight of a young baby and accessories of the sort used with such a baby. The doll and accessories are assigned to an individual for an extended period such as several days. A sound system and electronic circuitry are included within the doll to generate sounds simulating a baby crying at selected intervals for selected time periods. A spring loaded key or other manual switch is provided so that the individual can turn off the crying sound by holding the key in an off position. Preferably the key is secured to the assigned individual in a way preventing it being given to another person. Indicators showing rough handling, improper positioning of the doll, periods before a response is made to a crying signal, etc. are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Baby Think It Over, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Jurmain, Mary M. Jurmain